50 Cent put a lot on the line when he decided to make the movie, 'All Things Fall Apart.'
The rapper/actor/businessman went against his partners wishes to make the film. He also went through a dramatic physical transformation by losing more than 54 pounds to accurately play a football player stricken with cancer.
50 spoke to his fans on twitter yesterday (October 7) about why the project meant so much to him.
"So you all know All Things Fall Apart is the kind of movie that is really hard to get studios to finance. My partners were against the idea at first then changed their minds after they saw the movie," 50 wrote. "All the positive feed back I received makes me feel like I was right. I wrote produced and financed the film. I lost someone really close to me to cancer. this film is symbol of our friendship."
The movie, which was directed by Mario Van Peebles and also stars Ray Liotta and Lynn Whitfield, is scheduled to make it's big screen debut in early 2012.